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    March 5, 2014
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over, but the conversation continues. we'll see you next time. >> >> >> there have been some reports that president putin is pausing for moment and reflecting on what happened. >> pause for change, but some worry actions speak louder than words. concern about doctors overprescribing antibiotics. it could make going to the hospital dangerous. california's governor signing off on millions in drought relief. money that farmers say is a
quick fix, that will take too long to get to them. and the party's are winding down in new orleans. the outnumbers police and the big easy handle the big crowds. [ ♪ music ] hi there. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. there is more tough talk coming out of washington regarding russia's occupation in ukraine, coming since putin addressed the crisis. the white house says there's a way out of the crisis if putin accepts international monitors in crimea. on tuesday secretary of state john kerry visited independence square and pledged a billion loan to the interim government. john kerry condemned russia
intervention saying: >> in a fundraiser tuesday night president obama said: >> mike viqueira has the latest from washington. >> for a second straight bay mmr mr -- day mr obama interrupted a scheduled event. amid on outcry mr obama held out that putin was having second thoughts. >> there have been some thoughts that vladimir putin is pausing for a moment and reflecting on what's happened. >> hours after he spoke a not so subtle reminder of russian force. a test launch by icm. speaking in public for the first time since the crisis began,
putin called the outruling of viktor yanukovych a coup. he denied russian troops were in crimea. >> look at the post-soviet territory, there's a lot of uniforms similar to the yup forms. go to a shop, and you can by any uniform there. >> visiting the ukraine, a show of solidarity. walking down a kiev street, honouring those killed by government snipers. john kerry said russia's concerns carry a hidden agenda. >> i think that it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. >> the implication vladimir putin has designed not only on crimea, but the east and south, areas that share strong cultural and historic ties to russia. john kerry commended ukrainian forces for not taking the bait
and attacking the forces. >> we condemn the russian federation's active aggression, and have throughout this moment evidence of a great transformation taking place, and this that transformation, we will stand with the people of ukraine. we spoke tuesday with ukraine's ambassador the united nations. here is why he thinks russian troops are on the move in crimea. >> the exact goal is not known, but the result of all this just to encourage the separatist groupings there, to bring it forth and then to help to create the government in crimea, as it happened in ossetia. this is very dangerous. >> tensions remain high in the
ukrainian peninsula of crimea, as russian soldiers fire warning shots at ukrainian troops: >> ukrainian airmen marched from their barracks. russian soldiers ordered them to stop, firing shots in the air. the ukrainians came, one shouting "let us enter the base, we rule here." america is with us. >> russian snipers took up positions, aiming their weapons at the ukrainians, who left their callish nick office in the barracks. one said, "you are provoking uz", a ukrainian replied "we are out weapons", there was a tense standoff for hours, with phone calls between the commanders. the ukrainians played soccer whilst waiting.
late in the day pro-russian defense forces showed up. the ukrainian commander called off his high-risk manoeuvre and marched his men back to the barracks. >> that was randall pingston reporting. back at home the president is out with his 2015 budget. critics say it's dead on arrival. congress passed a 2-year budget agreement lasting through the end of 2015. the $3.9 trillion plan shifts spending. the proposed budget would expand the earned income tax credit for low income workers. to raise revenue it would kill a carry from tax loophole, lowering taxes for private equity managers. it calls for a $56 billion increase in spending from this
year. >> well, we are looking at some rain showers down the south, and we had beautiful weather across the north-east. what we are concerned about is the cold air that is filtering through canada, coming in through the northern planes. it will be a change for many people. what we are seeing is here there's a line of precip, and to the north of that line, that is where the cold air will be a problem. take minneapolis as an example of the the temperatures will go down. that's not factoring the windchill. monday 13 degrees, tuesday 6. later in the week we go down to two. as a high temperature, overnight lows at minus 7. factoring the windchill it's more like 15 degrees. across the north-west we see rain showers. they are tapering off tonight and this morning. as we go through the rest of the
day we'll pick up more showers. we don't expect them to d too heavy. we expect better conditions and warmer weather. temperatures going into the mid 50s there. here i can't say california, it will be a little lower that it has been. temperatures in the high 70s, low 80s. los angeles, only 71 will be a high. >> we'll take a break to talk about what is going op in california. the state is struggling with a record drought. the government is taking action. governor jerry brown signed a $687 million relief package. as melissa chan reports, some that say they need the water the most are worried about how long it about take for them to get home. >> the state plan has ambitious goals combat the worst drought in a century. it would support unemployed farmers, paying for food and housing and as state lawmakers passed the state relief plan,
parts of the state, as if on queue saw rain. the new law seeing money in places like heels burg, a rural community experiencing a shortage. the benefits may not trickle to results on the ground. >> my concern is this. we have a drought emergency, and we need agencies down the line, like regional water quality control board. we need them to feel the same urgency. we are not feeling it. >> the russian river would be flowing over my head. it's dry, and it's a problem. the river is its primary source of water. >> we need to make sure that the russian river water flows are significant enough to have the city be able to recharge the well system, and the farmers draw on russian river for frost application. >> but that will not happen. if healsburg sees steady rain,
it will not be enough to see the rivers levels back up. that's why the city hopes to grab a small part of some of the millions to complete a pipe project. the pipes can be installed in 6 to 8 weeks if they receive immediate funding. the worry here is the application process may take too long and come too late. >> the reality is that it may take too lopping for people that need the water. we know they are farmers that have written off the crop. in this instance they see what is offered as a medium term solution for short-term problems. with the legislation vague, for those facing imminent need, it's not the relief they had hoped for. >> we should point out the governor is urging people in
california to conserve water. >> still to come - concern about doctors overprescribing anti-biotics, saying it could lead to more illnesses. >> a family feud playing out in court. a teenager suing her parents for child support and tuition. what a judge had to say about it. and a little boy finding inspiration in the circus. the life lessons he's learning from a program. >> and the french quarter in new orleans - but people are out celebrating mardi gras. coming to an end tonight.
>> welcome back. another live look at boushon treat, the french quarter.
the crowd thinning out because mardi gras is come to an end. thousands flocked to the big easy. sadly it was marred by violence, two men killed in a shooting. ass al jazeera's ben lemoine reports, police say maintaining law and order certainly challenging at this time. >> as the tourists flock in fro around the world... >> it's mardi gras 2014. >>..there's a certain mentality among many. >> if you drink alcohol and wake up sore head, you have to drink again >> police say it blurs the bound yip. >> you're looking for trouble. here you'll find it. >> with the addition of state troopers, mardi gras outnumber police 2,000 to one, requiring an altered state to law and order. >> we want to look for people that may foolishly bringing a gun.
where they are ineebriated and interfere with the enjoyment of others around them. >> police say mardi gras is a special circumstance and they are aware that people behave differently. it takes a delicate ambulance between public safety and police discretion. >> if you arrest, you have chaos. if we move them, we let them know it's not acceptable, let's move on. some don't know when to move on. last year officers arrested 1700 people, mostly for lude behaviour and public drunkenness. 30 plain-clothed officers patrolled the most active areas of the french corridor. >> we take care of ourselves. >> it ain't going to hurt nobody. they have a lot of police out here. >> as long as you are aware of your surroundings, it's an okay area. >> although they are outnumbered, the trouble makers are a traction of the crowd.
>> if we can get people to follow commonsense ruling, we can turn into things we are good at. >> for those that don't cooperate, police say they are prepared. >> mardi gras celebrations came to an end as catholics prepare for ash wednesday. the centers for disease control days doctors and hospitals are overprescribing antibiotics, helping to create some deadly super-bugs. >> doctors at the beaumont hospital applaud the c d.c.s report, believing it sheds more light on a big problem. this is a study that confirms that a lot of health care providers have known, that people, many people, are eeng overprescribed antibiotics, and the issue with this is when this happens, people have an ability to resist these drugs, and when that happens, the drugs are not
working. it's been reported over 2 million people got sick from antibiotic resistant infections and thousands died. i had the opportunity to talk to a doctor about the importance of the study and how it can save lives. take a listen. >> limiting antibiotic use to appropriate situations, making sure it's the appropriate type of antibiotic, that your choices are based on knowing what resistances are in your area, and having people oversee it that understand antibiotics, how they work, how bacteria work will make a difference. >> the c d.c. is recommending that hospitals adopt a program that will help improve antibiotic use. it calls for accountability, leadership. at beaumont there's a similar program in place, it's been in place for the past nine years, and they say it works for them.
>> remember the californian couple who found $10 million worth of gold capes, they may not -- coins, they may not be so lucky. they could have been among those stolen from the u.s. mint, making them government property. a mint spokesperson says they don't have information that would link the coins to such a theft. >> polls in texasar closed. the race for governor will head to a run off. wendy davis, and greg abbott won their primaries. doug core den defeated stockman. he faces a run off for what could be the third term. the next round of elections are set for may 27th. >> a family feud escalated into a lawsuit. an 18-year-old new jersey team is suing her parents for high school and college tuition.
the court's decision could set a precedent for future parenting. >> teenagers and their parents are bound to have disagreements. they don't usually end up in course, it's not the case for the canings, 18-year-old rachel is suing her parents. her mum and dad ticked her out of the house, refusing to pay her tuition at a catholic high school where she's an honour student and is refusing to pay for college. rachel asked a judge to make them pay with present and future schooling along with $650 in child support, and $13,000 in legal fees. her attorney says rachel's parents had basically abandoned her. >> these people have not called her, not come to see her. they have not sent a penny to her. >> rachel's parents say that is
not the case, arguing the teen left home on her own, instead of greeing to the rules of the house, keep a curfew and break up with a boyfriend who is a bad influence. she clear lie was not on the streets, she could have come home to her household. there's no reason. she didn't want to give up the boyfriend. >> rachel has been living with her best friend for the past five months and her lawsuit financed by her best friend's dad. >> parents could be on the hook to support the adult child if they can't support him or herself. the cannings say rachel eplans ipated herself when she decided to move out. the judge expressed concern to both sides that the lawsuit could open the door to a
slippery slope. >> we are going to condone, open the gates to a 12-year-old. >> the judge ruled against the teen, denying everything except the college tewation, setting a date to address that issue. >> we should point out the next hearing is 22 april. the judge will decide whether to require canning's parents to pay for the college tuition. >> e-cigarettes are outlawed in l.a. the city council voting to ban them at bars, nightclubs and restaurants. some research concluded that e-cigarettes are his harmful >> others warn they contain harmful chemicals as well as nicotine. >> a little boy thousands of miles from his homeland learning life lessons on a unicycle, a
program giving kids who need it a lift.
>> a very cold air mass sitting over the north-east and the great lakes. icy pictures coming in from niagra falls. it's a beautiful shot. and we are seeing a lot of icy conditions. people practicing ice climbing in so many places across the canadian border and even into the u.s. especially midwest, all the way to nebraska, oklahoma, and ice on the ground and difficult travel conditions. starting out cold again this morning. teens for new york and washington. warmer than you were before when we had all-time records set in dover and atlantic city. you look at houston, barely above the freezing mark. you had icy conditions with freezing rain yesterday and now things are improving as the
system moves out. now we are focussing on the west. a lot of rain coming down. big concerns from northern california, up in washington and oregon. avalanche danger, rock slides and flooding on rivers as temperatures are warming up. 65 in san francisco, 58 in seattle. a lot of rain and it's warm. let's talk about atmospheric rivers. you look at the satellite picture. moisture from hawaii, all the way to california, and the north-west. we call that an atmospheric river. it's a stream of a lot of moisture, pulling up subtropical moisture. as it moves on the land, all it needs is storms to lift it up, squeeze out the moisture, and you get the excessive rain fall, leading to the dangerous conditions. when you think of an atmospheric river, think of the temperatures
warming up a bit. avalanche danger goes up too. >> the chicago river will flow green this st. patrick's day, no matter how cold it was. even if there's ice, organizers will break through it. they have been dying the river in emerald green to celebrate irish heritage. >> every so often we like to view the world through the eyes of an 8-year-old. andy rosegin speak to a boy who left sudan. >> when zachariah modi gets up early on a saturday morning, his mum is gone, working one of her two jobs. >> i feel proud of her because she's going to make us money, and we have a little money left sometimes, and she adds it up more for us. >> zachariah modi's 24-year-old
sis officer let's them know how well protected he is. >> he always have family, aadult to rely on, to give him what he needs. >> still, it's a cold walk down streets. it may seem grim until a sparkling building entrance hints at something inside. >> for a few hours zachariah modi runs away to join the circus. >> i feel like a star. plus, again, i get to do it in front of people. >> zachariah modi doesn't have time to think with the horrors he left behind. the hand-made marquee says it will. "circesteem," it's call. it's open to all kids ages three
to 18. payment is on a sliding scale. zachariah modi is one of dozens of refugee family members and kids that take part. here he learns the most important lesson of all. that in life you fall and fall and fall again. and you keep on going. >> when i fall down, i get up. a person in "circesteem" never quits. >> i want him to use it as a tool to understand perseverance motivation. having respect, looking forward to things, having plans. >> the unicycle is the favourite, the wire walking the hardest. there's tuturing in between. his sister feels what the circus does is invaluable. she knows first hand, she was in it too. >> you get affected by it, by
what's around us. two hours in a day you don't. >> zachariah modi's future. he's juggling that. >> i really like to work as a doctor, and i think my boss may give me money so i can give it to charity. i'd like to be a cameraman. and for "circesteem." >> all the falls at "circesteem" have helped zachariah modi find the best in himself. he'll he able to do it. that'll do it for this edition of al jazeera. i'm thomas drayton in new york. remember news at the top of every hour and online at the stream is coming up next. we leave you with another live look at the mardi gras celebrations. event organizers say the crowd is down because of the cold and rainy weather. temperatures dipping to the low 30s at night. thanks for watching.
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